Ariana Grande's Track 'Boyfriend' With Social House: Release Date, Lyrics, Music Video & Meaning

2 August 2019, 11:15 | Updated: 2 August 2019, 11:31

Ariana Grande's new track 'boyfriend' with Social House drops Friday
Ariana Grande's new track 'boyfriend' with Social House drops Friday. Picture: Instagram @arianagrande/ Getty Images

Ariana Grande's got a brand new track 'Boyfriend' with her long time collaborators, Social House... not to be confused with her other track, 'Break Up With Your Boyfriend'.

Ariana Grande has dropped a track with her BFFs and long time collaborators, Social House, and seeing as they've been a part of some of her biggest hits of the last year including 'thank u, next', '7 Rings', we're pretty sure it's going to be the song of the summer.

Fans are already obsessed with the new tune, and the music video is just as fab with Ari seen becoming a jealous lover as the guy she's dating talks to other girls.

At one point Ari even fantasises about firing an arrow into the hand of a woman chatting to her man, but she quickly shakes off the thought and tries to make her beau jealous back by cracking on with another guy.

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From the lyrics to their meaning, here are all the details on Ari's new tune...

The music video

The track was released on Friday 2nd August along with the epic music video in which she wears a gorgeous checked suit and sports her signature high ponytail.

In another teaser, showcasing another look from the video, Ari wrote "I even wear @givenchyofficial in my videos", proving her dedication to the fashion house.

The video she shows her arguing with a 'boyfriend', played by one half of Social House, which has us wondering just who she could be referencing, seeing as much of her music alludes to her real life situations.

What the lyrics mean

Before dropping the tune, Ari – who recently met her idol Jim Carrey – described the song as: “A common theme in the lives of so many people I know… people want to feel love but don’t want to define their relationship & have trouble fully committing or trusting or allowing themselves to fully love someone, even [though] they want to.”

She added: “We wanted to make something uplifting that captures that feeling of being afraid to take the leap and trust, being afraid of being hurt or feeling like you won’t be enough for that person… but also how it feels to have a crippling crush on someone.”

And, we can all agree, the song sums up modern dating life to a tee.

The lyrics:

[Verse 1: Ariana Grande]
I'm a motherf---in' train wreck
I don't wanna be too much
But I don't wanna miss your touch
And you don't seem to give a f---
I don't wanna keep you waiting
But I do just what I have to do
And I might not be the one for you
But you ain't about to have no boo

[Pre-Chorus: Ariana Grande]
'Cause I know we be so complicated
But we be so smitten, it's crazy
I can't have what I want, but neither can you

[Chorus: Ariana Grande]
You ain't my boyfriend (Boyfriend)
And I ain't your girlfriend (Girlfriend)
But you don't want me to see nobody else
And I don't want you to see nobody
But you ain't my boyfriend (Boyfriend)
And I ain't your girlfriend (Girlfriend)
But you don't want me to touch nobody else
Baby, we ain't gotta tell nobody

[Verse 2: Mike]
Even though you ain't mine, I promise the way we fight
Make me honestly feel like we just in love
'Cause, baby, when push comes to shove
Damn, baby, I'm a train wreck, too
I lose my mind when it comes to you
I take time with the ones I choose
And I don't want to smile if it ain't from you, yeah

[Pre-Chorus: Mike]
I know we be so complicated
Lovin' you sometimes drive me crazy
'Cause I can't have what I want and neither can you

[Chorus: Ariana Grande]
You ain't my boyfriend (Boyfriend)
And I ain't your girlfriend (Girlfriend)
But you don't want me to see nobody else
And I don't want you to see nobody
But you ain't my boyfriend (Boyfriend)
And I ain't your girlfriend (Girlfriend)
But you don't want me to touch nobody else
Baby, we ain't gotta tell nobody

[Bridge: Scootie & Ariana Grande]
I wanna kiss you (Yeah), don't wanna miss you (Yeah)
But I can't be with you 'cause I got issues
Yeah, on the surface, seem like it's easy
Careful with words, but it's still hard to read me
Stress high when the trust low (Mmm)
Bad vibes, where'd the fun go? (Oh)
Try to open up and love more (Love more)
Try to open up and love more
If you were my boyfriend
And you were my girlfriend
I probably wouldn't see nobody else
But I can't guarantee that by myself

[Chorus: Ariana Grande]
You ain't my boyfriend (Boyfriend, you ain't my boyfriend)
And I ain't your girlfriend (Girlfriend, I ain't your girlfriend)
But you don't want me to see nobody else (Nobody)
And I don't want you to see nobody
But you ain't my boyfriend (Boyfriend, you know you ain't my boyfriend)
And I ain't your girlfriend (Girlfriend, yeah, mmm)
But you don't want me to touch nobody else (Nobody)
Baby, we ain't gotta tell nobody (Oh yeah)
You ain't my boyfriend (Boyfriend)
And I ain't your girlfriend (Girlfriend)
But you don't want me to see nobody else
And I don't want you to see nobody
But you ain't my boyfriend (Boyfriend)
And I ain't your girlfriend (Girlfriend, yeah)
But you don't want me to touch nobody else (Nobody)
Baby, we ain't gotta tell nobody

It appears Ari's favourite director, Hannah Lux Davis, was enlisted to make the video, who has also been responsible for ten of her other videos, including the the iconic '7 Rings' video and her upcoming track for the Charlie's Angel remake with Miley Cyrus and Lana Del Rey.

The track has already been added to Hannah's Wikipedia page and Ari has confirmed it to a fan on Twitter.

Ariana Grande confirms Hannah Lux Davis directed the 'boyfriend' music video
Ariana Grande confirms Hannah Lux Davis directed the 'boyfriend' music video. Picture: Twitter

All in all, Ariana had her whole trusty team and inner circle around her for this new track, which usually means it's going to be huge – and we wouldn't expect anything less from her. Also, we're living for her new Givenchy partnership because it means a whole bunch of new lewks for her to slay.

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